To be honest, I thought comedian Ron White would have made the best possible President out of all the early contenders.
So if I find flaws with our new President, it cannot be put down to making my failed candidate look better.
I see the many mental and moral faults of Donald Trump, which are now an undeniable part of the public record, as a direct threat to the safety and security, indeed to the very possibility of a future of any kind, for my grandchildren, and that concerns me fasr more than the fate of my nation, which will survive and continue, although perhaps in much altered form and direction.
One reason I feel that way is that my grandchildren are both female, and I feel that the clock is about to be rolled back to the 60s for the women of this country, to the 50s if you are a woman of color or a person who does not practice Christianity. Removing the supply of contraceptives will not reduce the number of abortions; stop asking your pastor and start asking your kids, they're taking life sciences, maybe they can explain it to you both.
If you don't want to be compared to historical crazies, don't suggest things like having all the people of one particular religion, millions of whom have lived in peace with us as citizens and visitors for decades, to wear a special emblem or register like sex offenders.
Christians have killed or been responsible for the deaths of more people than any religion on earth. Forcing followers of genocidal religions to wear a special emblem is a slippery slope, and there are plenty of scarlet letters to go around.
Another reason I have little or no use for President-elect Trump is that my family has had a number of members who served in the Armed Forces and fought for this country, and I have, over the years, had a large contingent of friends and acquaintances who did the same.
In my opinion, a Commander-in-Chief who does not have any interest in daily intelligence breifings (which allows commanders to make intelligent decisions and save the lives of their soldiers), who also equates his sexual misadventures to service during wartime is a Commander-in-Chief with no respect for the proud history ofn the Armed Forces, no respect for the soldiers under his command, and no qualifications beyond a heartbeat and the vote of the Electoral College.
I am also an outdoorsman, and the appointment of people who favor selling off our public lands, followed by passage of a bill making it easier to write and pass legislation to do so, saddens someone who has spent decades working to preserve our heritage of public lands through public service.
Few of those most beautiful places that we as a nation hold so dear are worth more as public attractions than they would be as developed real estate, mines, fracking sites, or private hunting or conservation preserves that are nothing more than private parks. This flies in the face of the efforts of past Presidents like Roosevelt and Truman, and negates so many of the promises made to Native peoples and to our children, whose legacy we are preparing to auction off to the highest bidder.
I see nothing but a cabal of oligarchs rising from this new administration, and there is nothing good in that for the American people.
I hope I am wrong, that I am incredibly far off the mark, but I have a knack for predicting bad weather and other calamities, so it is a hope tempered with a strong dose of reality.